Health & Social Care
What is the course about?
This dementia awareness course will provide you with the vital knowledge you need to gain an understanding of dementia and learn how to support those affected by it.
Why should I choose the course?
This is a flexible course allowing you to learn from your own home, in your own time. Completing this course allows you to gain a valuable insight into dementia. Studying with Warrington & Vale Royal College means you will have access to award-winning learning and assessment materials.
What will I learn?
Section 1: Understanding what dementia is
In this section, you will build your understanding of what dementia is, the key functions of the brain that are affected by it, and why other conditions may be mistaken for dementia.
Section 2: Understanding key features of theoretical models of dementia
On completing this section, you will be able to accurately identify models of dementia within health and social care and understand dementia as a disability.
Section 3: Know the most common types of dementia and their causes
You will learn about the most common causes of dementia, the signs and symptoms of these, and the risk factors. You will also identify the prevalence rates for different types of dementia.
Section 4: Understanding factors relating to an individual’s experience of dementia
This section covers how different individuals may experience living with dementia depending on age, type of dementia, and level of ability and disability. You will also learn about the impact that the attitudes and behaviours of others may have on an individual with dementia.
What will the course lead on to?
We offer a wide range of continuing professional development (CPD) courses at the college. For more information, please visit our website or contact our Learner Services Team on 01925 494400 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are there any links with industry and university?
All modules will be linked to generic business needs as well as personal development needs.
What support is available?
We have a team of staff dedicated to providing learning support if required, as well as a Welfare Team that is on hand to offer guidance, support and help when needed. Additionally, eligible students can access a wide range of finance and funding support to help them during their time at college.
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Why should I choose to study the course at Warrington & Vale Royal College?
Warrington & Vale Royal College has been rated as a good college in the latest Ofsted inspection. It has an excellent reputation for vocational courses and responds to specific business needs when requested. The tutors at Warrington & Vale Royal College are highly experienced in their fields and have a great deal of industry knowledge to impart. Our distance learning courses are delivered entirely online, allowing you to benefit from expert teaching in the comfort of your own home.
What are the entry requirements?
There are no specific entry requirements, but you should have access to and be able to use online learning platforms and be able to cope with level 2 literacy.
Are there any additional costs associated with the course?
There are no specific extra costs apart from access to IT and the internet, as well as any books/stationery you wish to purchase yourself.
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